Nexen Celebrates Recall-Free Tire Milestone
Nexen Tire Corp., parent company of Nexen Tire America Inc., says that since 2000 it has manufactured more than 500 million tires without a single recall.
Nexen builds more than 42 million tires annually for passenger car, SUV, CUV and light truck applications and also supplies original equipment tires for more than 20 vehicle manufacturers throughout North and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
The manufacturer "has implemented precision tire-manufacturing guidelines throughout its four tire manufacturing plants across the globe - two in the South Korean cities of Yangsan and Changnyeong; one in Qingdao, China; and its newest plant in Zatech, Czech Republic - ensuring all tires meet the company’s strict global manufacturing standards," according to company officials.
"Globally, each tire Nexen produces undergoes multiple phases of the manufacturing process."
The company - which has three distribution centers in the U.S. - uses a streamlined, seven-step manufacturing process, as well as a five-step testing process that includes visual inspection, ultra-sonic weight distribution testing, dynamic balancing, a uniformity test and X-ray inspection.
"Nexen Tire is known globally for having some of the most stringent quality control standards in the tire industry and we feel our milestone of 21 years with zero recalls is truly a testament to our commitment to safety," says John Hagan, executive vice president of sales for Nexen Tire America Inc.
"We plan to build on this incredible achievement with an aggressive growth plan to become a global top 10 tire manufacturer by 2025 and we are confident our proven manufacturing process will get us there."